So, in physics class in high school we didn’t spend a great deal of time on electronics. There was theory, ohms law, and graph paper circuits. But then we had to move on to light wavelengths and toothpick bridge building. I think I would have stayed interested in that class had there been more electronics and less mechanics.
With that in mind, since I had a bit of time, I pulled out the Arduino and set up the little workstation it came with and made a little circuit!
Sure, it’s simplistic, and copied out of a book, but hey! Everyone starts somewhere, and I’ve proven that I can follow basic instructions.
Most importantly though, I’ve made something that does something because of something I did. The Arduino is just providing power and ground here, not any programming or controls.
Finally, it gave Lindsay an opportunity to make this gif.
It’s pretty great, isn’t it.